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How Does the Eye Work?

Submitted by salandvision on April 11, 2020 - 7:03 pm

Your eye works in a similar way to a camera. When you look at an object, light reflected from the object enters the eyes through the pupil and is focused through the optical components within the eye. The front of the eye is made of the cornea, iris, pupil and lens, and focuses the image…

Does Diabetes Hurt Your Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on April 4, 2020 - 7:01 pm

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the result of a body not producing or not responding to the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to regulate our blood glucose levels and takes the sugar out of the blood and into cells where it can…

What Causes Light Flashes in Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on March 25, 2020 - 6:58 pm

Many conditions can cause photopsia – flashes of light in the eye. Light flashes in eyes can be harmless, or an indicator of a serious problem that needs immediate treatment. It is important to be evaluated by an eye doctor for an accurate diagnosis of the cause of light flashes in your eyes. Seek immediate…

What Does OD Sphere Mean?

Submitted by salandvision on March 18, 2020 - 6:46 pm

OD sphere is a term used for an eyeglass prescription. OD is an abbreviation for Oculus Dexter which is the Latin term for right eye. The term “sphere” means that the correction for nearsightedness or farsightedness is spherical, meaning equal in all meridians of the eye. On your eyeglass prescription, the value under the column…

What are the Early Symptoms of Glaucoma?

Submitted by salandvision on March 11, 2020 - 6:41 pm

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the early signs of glaucoma so that it may be diagnosed and treated…

What Does a Visual Field Test Show?

Submitted by salandvision on March 4, 2020 - 6:38 pm

Regardless of your age or physical health, it is critical to have your vision checked regularly. Routine vision tests are important for general health maintenance. In addition to evaluating a person’s eyes for glasses and/or contacts, during an eye exam in Dallas, Dr. Saland will check the patient’s eyes for eye diseases and other problems…

What Are Some Ways to Protect Your Eyes?

Submitted by salandvision on February 25, 2020 - 7:02 pm

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight.  To protect your eyesight and keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light. When outdoors during the daytime, always…

How to Prepare for an Eye Exam

Submitted by salandvision on February 18, 2020 - 6:58 pm

An eye exam is a critical part of maintaining your overall health and well-being, and therefore, regular eye exams should be incorporated into your health routine. Comprehensive eye exams assess your vision and the health of your eyes, looking for early signs of disease that may not have obvious symptoms.  Unlike going to the dentist,…

How Long Does It Take for Diabetic Retinopathy to Develop?

Submitted by salandvision on February 11, 2020 - 6:55 pm

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining is called the retina. A healthy retina is necessary for good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the retina to leak or become blocked and damage your…

Do All Diabetics Get Retinopathy?

Submitted by salandvision on February 4, 2020 - 6:53 pm

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes which affects the small blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye. This lining is called the retina.  A healthy retina is necessary for good eyesight. Diabetic retinopathy is a serious condition that can cause the blood vessels in the retina to leak or…